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San Marcos Residential Construction Services

Browse these residential construction services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Greg K.
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I was very impressed with McJones Cleaning Services.The representative arrived a few minutes early and immediately recognized what needed to be accomplished. This was a difficult assignment and Faye jones performed exceptionally well. Attention to detail was meticulous and the apartment began to resume it's original luster. Again I highly recommend Mc Jones Immediate Cleaning Service for any and all cleaning needs.

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Troy M.
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I deeply enjoyed working with David. He was always great about staying in touch with the progress of the project. We used David's services for installing new floors in an investment home and removing old carpet. He offered a great/competitive quote and began work right away. I was very pleased with the work and his professionalism. He provided great advice and explained things very well and easy for me to understand. I look forward to working with David again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell C.
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Queta Construction provide me an excellent quote for a 20 x 20 concrete slab for my back yard. Henry came out to my home, measured the job and informed us on the day their company could start and complete the work. Henry's crew started and completed the work and did an outstanding, an excellent job!!! Queta Construction will get any and all my home construction projects!!! "BRAVO ZULO" Queta Construction

TX Modern Contracting
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas A.
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TX Modern Contracting completed the project (masonry work) in a timely fashion and to my "exact" specifications. I highly recommend this company!!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Eugene R.
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Overall performance of Construction Moran was outstanding Saw his work from across the street gave him a try quality work & reasonable

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  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina J.
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I contacted Residential Improvement Services after significant water came into my home from a rainstorm and my builder told me it was a slim chance it would happen again and was fine as-is (???). RIS was very nice, honest and easy to talk to. He did a thorough inspection of the roof and vents and determined it had not been properly sealed. Additionally to the sealing he was open to a solution I had seen online for preventing the rain from coming in again by making a slanted vent pan. He created one for me out of sheet metal and I feel good that it, along with the sealing, will solve the problem in the future. Very happy I called him to come look at my roof/vents instead of listening to my builder.

  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene R.
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We were in a rut after a hidden leak from our dishwasher consumed most of our summer trying to find contractors to get the job done. After many failed attempts from the previous contractor, we thought we were going to go with, I decided to look on Thumbtack for any ray of hope. Low and behold we found TUR construction. Erwin and his team came right over to assess the damage and get a game plan going in less than 24 hours! We couldn't believe we struck gold with our new contractor including the professionalism and confidence they exuded was exactly whom we were looking for from the get go! Today, we have the full use of our kitchen back in working order bc of TUR Construction and enough time left in the summer to enjoy our renovations! Thank you Erwin and team!

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Galactic Construction
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Mansoor K.
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I would give Galactic Construction six stars if I could. I took a number of bids for an interior paint job. Marco was the most helpful out of all of the people who came by. He listened to our needs, understood our budget limits and what we *didn't* need, and offered a very fair price. After Marco and his team efficiently completed the job, my wife and I were very glad to see that Galactic Construction completed what we asked to a high standard. But what really impressed us was that Marco decided to paint parts of the walls and trim that we didn't think we could afford. He didn't charge us extra. He did it because he thought it would look better, and he wanted to do a great job. So we have here a company with integrity, professionalism, affordability, and promptness. You couldn't ask for more.

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US Construction & Remodeling
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark L.
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We are very pleased with the look of our bathroom. Felipe was easy to work with and did his best to make sure we got the design we wanted. We received quotes from several contractor between $8,500 to $43,000. Felipe quote was not the lowest but in the range we thought was reasonable for our size bathroom. Our project had several set backs which were no ones fault: The tub filler we selected had a design flaw, which required some redesign. The sink drains didn't work the way we hoped and had to order replacements. The tub showed up with a crack and we had to order a replacement. Felipe worked with us through each issue and did his best to guide us to a solution. One of the great things about working with Filipe was the fact he knows some very good subcontractors. The company he recommended to do the show glass, did a great job at half the cost other companies quoted for the same work. Plus we got a lifetime warranty on the glass and workmanship. With every project there's always the 90/10 rule. 90% of the work is straight forward and fairly easy to complete. The rest of the work is more tedious and requires time. There were a couple of areas I thought the work could have been better: The pony wall tile was not cut straight and left ragged grout edges (picture). The retexturing could have been better if not rushed (picture). The caulking around the tub, particularly behind the tub was very poorly done. For the price, I really don't have anything to complain about. This was our first project hiring a contractor to do a project. We learned some important lessons. 1) Create a check list of work items. This will help make sure there are no disagreements on what is and isn't part of the contract. 2) Inspect the work regularly. It's only your fault if the works not done correctly. 3) Don't pay until the work is done to your satisfaction. 4) Get everything in writing including the warranty. I can't say enough how happy we are with the new bathroom. I have other property in Austin and I will use Felipe for future projects.

Bill Hanson
from 27 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Bill was fantastic. He was super communicative, easy to schedule, a very accomplished contractor and so fast in his work. We plan to use him for all of our home repair/building needs from here on out!

Craft Built LLC
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
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Craft Built recently remodeled our office space and they did a great job. Craig was our project manager and worked with us to create a detailed timeline during the pre-construction phase to help us work around the construction process. Our project went very smoothly. Highly recommend!

  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
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Dechert Construction Services did a great job doing some repair/construction on our shed and house siding. Their customer service was excellent, quick communication, very reasonable pricing, professional job from start to finish. We will definitely hire again!

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ross U.
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Great Experience with the guys. We will hire them back for our next construction project.

Towers Contractors LLC
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Carol H.
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Towers Contractors LLC did an excellent job in constructing a solid foundation deck for an outdoor patio kitchen I had recently purchased. There team of workers were punctual every day and wee very helpful and educational in assisting me with the design of the deck I desired. They took the time to explain the process of what was required to build a sturdy deck that extended from my pool side edge over an area of my sloped backyard. They completed the project in a short period of time. All members of their team were always courteous and professional. I highly recommend them for your future construction projects.

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen J.
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They provide excellent work and customer service.

Jon DeL Construction
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ray C.
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We had a water leak that spread throughout the house. Jon purchased all materials (baseboards, paint, and construction material) for the repairs. I could contact him anytime during his business hours and after. His response was always professional. I personally saw him work. He was never late for work and stayed busy all day. His estimate was fair and reasonable. I will probably call him if I need him again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Josue S.
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We have used Local-Pro on several commercial projects in the downtown sector in Austin. Texas. They have been impressively responsive, work quality is exceptional. I highly recommend there services any day. Area Director of Engineering, J. Sanchez

T J Construction Services
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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Tim built my deck a few weeks back. The construction is solid and we are very pleased with the overall structure. Tim was also great to work with and was flexible. He built around our needs and finished the job quickly.

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Edwin W.
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Realta did such a great job, we were looking to remodel our new office near Austin downtown and we found Realta Construction. We are so happy with everything, there were some problems when we started the build-out but Osman fixed those issues. I highly recommend Realta Construction!! Edwin

Mark Thomas
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Calvin rebuilt the stairs in our home and they are beautiful! I highly recommend him for any and all home construction and remodeling.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Craig B.
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They came out and hung new sheetrock over some areas that had been damaged, also removed some popcorn. They have floated the wall and have done a great job, I was able to get them to do this work the same day, by luck of course. It took about three men and about 5 hours. They are coming back tomorrow to texture, and I am very pleased with the overall job.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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